Blumhouse Productions, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are bringing back Michael Myers, the original face of fear, in an all new film set to invade theaters this October.
Universal Pictures is returning to the franchise for the first time since 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The film, which will bring back star Jamie Lee Curtis as survivor Laurie Strode, will be a direct sequel to the original 1978 film, ignoring the countless sequels, most notably 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection in which Curtis was killed.
To celebrate the six-month countdown to the film’s October 19 release, the film has gotten its first teaser poster. Keeping things simple, we get a look at Michael Myers’ mask, worn and weathered from forty years of terrorizing, in front of a dark, black background.
Halloween make-up artist Christopher Nelson stated in an interview, “the film takes place forty years later, so you’re not going to have that same mask. It’s not going to be the pristine, beautiful thing that it was in 1978”.
While Carpenter and Jaime Lee Curtis have stated that the movie is terrifying, audiences weren’t so thrilled with it during a recent test screening. The two biggest issues: the film’s runtime of over two hours and the scare tactics appear to be geared more towards modern horror fans, loosing the psychological play that the original implored. While this has forced Blumhouse to do some re-shoots, questions still remain as to just how true to the original this direct sequel will be.
Directed by David Gordon Green, Halloween arrives in theaters October 19.